Tom Heagney

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P&Z Watch: Potential Historic Overlay Violation in Cos Cob Puts 2013 Agreement in Limbo

Back in 2013, after two public hearings, Greenwich P&Z granted a Historic Overlay (HO) for 133 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob. In exchange for preserving the facade and “perpetual preservation” of the historic building, they approved a former warehouse behind the building to become a dance studio. Continue Reading →

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Historic District Commission Approves New House on Strickland with Salvage from 1870 Carriage House

The motion voted on was not for demolition but to salvage limited pieces of the 1870 barn. There was disagreement over whether the new house would be Second Empire style, modeled after Tomes-Higgins House or a recreation of the original barn, which the HDC chair described as “really ugly.” Continue Reading →

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Synagogue at Historic Armory: No HDC Vote after Third Revision and the Clock is Ticking

The proposed Chabad Lubavitch synagogue would involve demolition of much of the historic Armory on Mason Street, built in 1911. After returning Wednesday night for a third time, the Historic District Commission said they still weren’t prepared to vote. One of many concerns was that the main synagogue entrance, which has less than the required the setback, would be directly across from the very busy fire station on Havemeyer Place. Continue Reading →

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